I have stayed at Talbot Street Bed and Breakfast on several occasions. We have family in the area and it is always a treat for us to stay close by at the homey-feeling B&B instead of a hotel.
You couldn't ask for a better place to stay in Taylor, or anywhere else in the Austin area for that matter. You can drive to any part of Austin within 30 minutes to an hour at most. The house is beautifully decorated. Every time I stay there, I see something that I hadn't seen on a previous visit. I love how Claire, the owner-host, has a story for each of the lovely things in the house. She knows the extensive history of the house and loves to share that with visitors. There is also a book with photographs, letters and other pieces of memorabilia about the house there for you to peruse.
The beds are some of the most comfortable I have slept in, and I have slept in many a hotel bed. There is a living room/parlor at the front of the house with comfortable furniture to relax upon and plenty of interesting magazines and other reading material to enjoy. There is even an antique piano to play if you are so inclined. The best part? No TV!
The front and back porches are charming and are my favorite places to enjoy while I am there. There is nothing like sitting on a porch swing with a cool breeze blowing. The back yard is another part of the B&B with so much to see in it. The garden with the old bathtub fountain, the old bicycle with plants on it, the tumbled glass walkway, and especially the neat arbor made by the owners are things that you don't get to enjoy at your typical hotel.
Perhaps the best part of a stay at Talbot Street is the breakfast! Claire pays much attention to detail and the table is beautifully set before the food is even made. Everything I've been served for breakfast there has left me wanting the recipes! You definitely will not leave the table hungry!
I highly recommend Talbot Street Bed and Breakfast. No matter how hectic the rest of my trip, I always feel a little more relaxed after I leave.